Talk About It

Posted on March 1, 2011 by Melissa

Think about the last time you were overwhelmingly happy. What happened? On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, what would you rate the level of your joy? How good did you feel?

Read Psalm 32:1-5, reading verse 1 aloud.

Why is David happy in this psalm?

When have you felt the joy of confessing a sin and having God forgive it?

What do these verses teach you about God’s attitude when He forgives our sin?

According to this passage, how did David feel before he confessed his sin? Why?

What happened when he admitted his sin to God?

What sin do you need to acknowledge before God so you can experience this kind of joy?

David was joyous when he wrote this psalm, not because he’d gotten everything he wanted or everything seemed to be working out for his benefit. He was joyous because he had experienced the joy of God’s forgiveness. The weight of his sin had been almost unbearable. Just consider the phrases he used when he described how he felt when he was trapped in that sin. He groaned; his strength was drained. His sin was an unbearable burden, and when he admitted it to God, God took it all away. David was happy and joyous because he was free.

You can experience that freedom, too. Just confess your sin to God and let Him lift the weight. Do you know the joy of God’s forgiveness? What sins are keeping you from experiencing it? Tell Him. It’s worth it.

How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! —Psalm 32:1


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4 thoughts on “Talk About It”

  1. Thank you guys so much for doing these weekly devotions for us. It is very kind of you to take time out of your day to d these! I miss you all and can’t wait for camp!

  2. Is there going to be a challenge for the month? If we have to take a picture I have a really good idea!!

  3. Delaney, thanks for reading the devotions! I’m glad you find these useful and are making time to pursue your relationship with Christ. Unfortunately there’s not going to be a challenge for this month. We are looking to bring some videos your way that will help get you excited for camp and show you some things that are going on around here. But, we still welcome pictures and videos!! We’re excited for you to be back here at camp with us!

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